Their Finest. Image shows from L to R: Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton), Ambrose Hilliard/Uncle Frank (Bill Nighy). Copyright: Lions Gate.

Their Finest

2017 British comedy film about making a movie in wartime. Stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Helen McCrory and others.

Their Finest. Image shows from L to R: Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin), Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton), Ambrose Hilliard/Uncle Frank (Bill Nighy). Copyright: Lions Gate.

Their Finest

1940s-set film starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy as a trio making a morale-boosting film

Genre
Film
Released
2017
Starring
Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Helen McCrory, Eddie Marsan, Jake Lacy, Rachael Stirling and others
Writers
Lissa Evans and Gaby Chiappe
Director
Lone Scherfig
Producers
Amanda Posey, Stephen Woolley, Finola Dwyer, Elizabeth Karlsen and Sean Wheelan

Their Finest, based on Lissa Evans's novel Their Finest Hour And A Half, is a witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, in the mayhem of war... and the movies.

1940, London, the Blitz; with the country's morale at stake, Catrin, an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation's flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. Partnered with fellow writer, Buckley, the pair, along with fading matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard, reluctantly joins forces on a movie to warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the US public.

Other characters include Ambrose's agent Sammy; Sammy's sister Sophie; Ellis, Catrin's war artist husband; and Phyl Moore, the woman tasked with keeping the production on track.

Production Details

Tagline
The spirit of the nation is in her hands
UK certificate
12A
Duration
117 minutes
Release date
Friday 21st April 2017
Produced
2016
Premiere
Thursday 13th October 2016, BFI London Film Festival
Distributor

Lionsgate

Production companies
Also known as
  • Their Finest Hour And A Half (Working title)
Laugh track
None

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